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May 2005

Release Date: May 27, 2005

Texas State University System Regents Conduct ASU Business

The regents of the Texas State University System in a meeting Friday, May 27, in Beaumont approved several routine items related to Angelo State University.

Regents selected Alderson and Associates, Inc., of San Antonio to serve as consultant on the third phase of the renovation of the ASU AcademicBuilding for a fee of $31,500. Board members also awarded a $263,075contract to Centennial Contractors Enterprises, Inc., of San Antonio to modify Massie Residence Halls to meet provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Texas Accessibility Standards.

On financial matters, the board approved $2,014,613 in budget adjustments for ASU and authorized an increase in the international education fee per student from $1 to $4 for each long semester and from $1 to $2 for each summer term.

The board also authorized an eight-year extension through 2015 in the contract with Chartwells, the provider of dining and food services on campus, in exchange for $1.3 million in renovations and enhancements the firm has offered to make in the ASU Food Service Center.

The board approved the addition of seven courses, deletion of four others and a change in number or title of four courses. Regents also approved routine personnel matters and accepted $139,468 in gifts to the university.

The TSUS board serves as the governing body for ASU and the other eight institutions making up the system. The other institutions are Lamar University, Lamar Institute of Technology, Lamar State College-Orange, Lamar State College-Port Arthur, Sam Houston State University, Sul Ross State University, Sul Ross State University-Rio Grande College and Texas State University-San Marcos.